Location Change Announced for BBRM Equine Management Major


Starting in the fall 2014 semester, the equine management major of the bachelor of bio-resource management (BBRM) degree will be based entirely at the University of Guelph home campus.

Previously, students spent the first two years of the program at the University’s Kemptville campus and moved to the Guelph campus to complete their third and fourth years.

Prof. Jonathan Schmidt, associate dean (academic) of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), says the decision was made after careful consideration to ensure efficient and sustainable future delivery of the program. “The location change will remove duplication of course offerings at the two campuses,” he says.

The change involves location only and will not substantially impact program offerings or learning outcomes, Schmidt says. Students currently in their first year of the program will be able to complete their second year at Kemptville.

“I want to thank the Kemptville campus staff and faculty for their dedication and support of this program. We believe these changes, however, will help to further grow this meaningful program,” adds OAC dean Rob Gordon.

Current students who have questions about the BBRM program should email Melinda Vanryn, BBRM program counsellor, at mavanryn@uoguelph.ca.